Cross (Jack Taylor #6)
A boy has been crucified in Galway city.
People are shocked; the broadsheets debate how the brutal death reflects the state of the nation; the Irish Church is scandalized. No further action is taken.
Then the sister of the murdered boy is burned alive and PI Jack Taylor decides to take matters into his own hands.
Taylor's investigations take him to old city haunts where h
Never have I ever been to Ireland, but there...more
По телевизору, где-то в Беслане, боевики осаждают школу, в Кладдахе - неизвестные подонки сж...more
An acquired taste
Not for everyone
...but I have quickly become an addict.
My library has only a few books in this series. I skipped from 1 to 4 and that worked out okay, seeing as how Taylor's books have more to do with his internal monologue as they do with external events. Skipping from 4 to 6 was not as easy though, and I ended up caving in and ordering Priest when halfway through this, because I have to understand what transpi...more
Still cant compare this series to 99% of crime fiction its too good for them.
Even though I've read them out of order, these stories are simply too good to pass up. They make my heart ache for a country and city I've never been to. Other than the horrible crimes tha...more
Jack Taylor, free for the moment from drugs, booze and nicotine, would also like to be free of any sort of human involvement. He has a good reason for feeling this way: he brings pain and death to everyone he loves. His surrogate son, Cody, is lying in the hospital in a coma, and Jack visits everyday-- touching Cody, talking to him, trying to coax him back among the living.
In the meantime, dogs are going missing in a Galway neighborhood and one...more
Bruen, Ken – 6th in series
Bantam Press, 2007, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 9780593057278
First Sentence: It took them a time to crucify the kid.
*** There is a lot going on in Jack Taylor’s life. He is off the drink; thinking of selling his apartment and moving to the US.
The young man, who became his protégée, and who Jack came to love as a son, is in a coma having taken a gunshot meant for Jack. Now another ex-Guarda, fired for drunkenness, comes...more
The attraction, beyond the rage, is the hero is a literate man. The author, Ken Bruen, has g...more
Despite the opening introductions I felt this book actually had a distinct lack of plot line. The book is more of a novella length rather than a full novel and was therefore a quick read.Read the full review here
These books are an extension of each other - exactly the same format, same characters, a slight moving off onto another investigation.
Taylor is not drinking - but going into pubs to order a Guinness and a shot of whiskey. No one (alive) writes like Bruen and makes you want to enter this world. Its great.
Investigation is not worth worrying about - more wry obs...more
Thoroughly Irish, this series tells the heart-wrenching sagas of Jack Taylor, an extreme alcoholic ex-cop living in Galway, who - oh hell anything i write will pale in comparison to the perfection of Ken Bruen's books.
Those who follow me on G.R. know I don't review too much, but this one i...more
Death, pain and trouble follow Jack Taylor like a shadow. He cannot shake it, even while he’s off the booze and cigarettes. Our favorite ex-guard is back and this time he is looking into the murder of a boy, who was found crucified. Of course, this takes Jack to some dark places and he gets to stare down the embodiment of evil.
I’m not sure if there is a more consistent series than this one. It’s t...more